Tulips - Darwin Hybrids

We find many of the tulips in this group too big and blousy to stand up to the weather well and the colour range has historically been somewhat limited. Indeed, these are usually the red or yellow tulips seen popping up in established cottage gardens annually. This is their strong point - they are renowned for their reliability in reflowering year-on-year, so if you find one that you like, it may stay with you forever. Recent hybridisation has now started to expand the colour range and there are some really beautiful pastel shades available - we have selected the best. They flower in April, at the same time as the 'Single Early' group of tulips.

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Tulipa 'Apricot Delight'
Tulipa 'Apricot Delight'
Flowers of shell pink, with an inner rosy glow. A truly beautiful tulip. Flowering in April/May at 16-18" (40-45cm). Bulb size 12+ cm Pack of 10 bulbs for £7.00 Pack of 50 bulbs for £33.00
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Tulipa 'Design Impression'
Tulipa 'Design Impression'
New in 2020 Large pink flowers, darker salmon pink inside, appear to glow from within. As a bonus, the foliage has a striking gold edge to the leaves. Flowering in April/May at 20" (50cm). Bulb size 12+ cm Pack of 10 bulbs for £5.00 Pack of 50 bulbs for £22.50
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Tulipa 'Lady van Eijk'
Tulipa 'Lady van Eijk'
Bright pink flowers, with a touch of lilac on the outside of the petals. A super, strong colour for a tulip, with all the reliability & vigour of Darwin breeding. Flowering in April/early May at 20" (50cm). Bulb size 12+ cm Pack of 10 bulbs for £5.00 Pack of 50 bulbs for £22.50
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Tulipa 'Light & Dreamy'
Tulipa 'Light & Dreamy'
This beautiful new tulip won many public votes for most popular tulip at the Wisley trials in spring 2014. The flowers have a pink base with mauve flaming, fading to near white at the petal tips.The flower centres glow rose pink and the stems are dark. Mesmerisingly lovely. Flowering in April at 22" (55cm) Bulb size 12+ cm Pack of 10 for £7.00 Pack of 50 for £31.50
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Tulipa 'Mystic Van Eijk'
Tulipa 'Mystic Van Eijk'
Gorgeous, salmon-rose pink blends, with a hint of green. The darker centre really ‘lights up’ the flowers with an inner glow. Darwin tulip flowering in April-May at 20” (50cm) Bulb size 12+ cm Pack of 10 bulbs for £4.50 Pack of 50 bulbs for £19.50
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Tulipa 'Orange Balloon'
New
Tulipa 'Orange Balloon'
New for 2021 Since 'Orangezon' became unavailable some years ago, we have been searching for a suitable replacement. 'Orange Balloon' has the same large flowers and rich colouring, making for a wonderful doppelganger. We grew it in large pots by our front door this spring, gaining many a 'wow' from visitors - our postlady was particularly fulsome in her praise. Bulb size 12+ cm Pack of 10 bulbs...
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Tulipa 'Pink Impression'
New
Tulipa 'Pink Impression'
New for 2021 This is the wonderful pink tulip used to great effect at Arundel Castle (the first garden to be featured in Carol Klein's new 'Great British Gardens' series). The blooms are huge and a lovely, warm pink. We were at the Castle earlier this year and photographed the display then. Flowering in April/May at 24" (60cm).  Bulb size 12+ cm Pack of 10 bulbs for £5.00 Pack of 50...
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Tulipa 'Salmon Impression'
Tulipa 'Salmon Impression'
We chose this variety as a substitute for 'Apricot Beauty' last year (now available again) and were so impressed with its lovely dreamy, ethereal quality that we are offering it again this season. 'Salmon Impression' additionally brings the reliability of its Darwin heritage to the party. Flowering in April at 24" (60cm). Bulb size 12+ cm Pack of 10 for £5.00Pack of 50 for £22.50
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Tulipa 'Sweet Impression'
Tulipa 'Sweet Impression'
Flowers of a lovely, light and warm pink, appear lit from within. All the reliability of a Darwin tulip in a very fetching colour and with the huge bonus of variegated leaves! Flowering in April at 24" (60cm) Bulb size 12+ cmPack of 10 for £5.00 Pack of 50 for £22.50
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